Last updated: 07.08.2020​
 Economic and Financial Data For Malta
​The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Statdards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a full explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Malta has committed, please click on DSBB homepage
​Abbreviations used:​ ​NSO ​National Statistics Office
​N/A ​not available
​Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted.
 
 REAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 GDP at current prices  Euro millions Q1/20 3,192.8    3,364.6    091/2020​ 29/05/2020
 GDP at constant prices  Euro millions Q1/20   2,568.5    2,848.6   

 Production Index  2015=100 Jun/20 99.9    96.9    128/2020​​ 05/08/2020​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Employment  Persons Q1/20 260,827    258,064    105/2020​ 25/06/2020​​
 Unemployment  Persons Q1/20 9,006    8,541       
 Wages/Earnings  Euro Q1/20 20,196    19,488       
 Consumer Price Index  2015=100 Jun/20 109.5    108.0    188/2020​ 17/07/2020​​​​​​​​​​
 Producer Price Index  2015=100 Jun/20
108.5    108.6    124/2020 28/07/2020​​​​​​​​​​​
 FISCAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 General Government Operations          064/2020
 22/04/2020​
 Revenue  Euro millions 2019 5,045.3    4,771.9       
 Expenditure  Euro millions 2019
4,974.3    4,534.8       
   Interest payments  Euro millions 2019
181.3    190.6       
 Net lending(+)/borrowing (-)  Euro millions 2019
71.0    237.1       
 Net acquisition of financial assets  Euro millions 2019
190.4    292.4       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2019
121.7     -113.3       
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2019
19.0     86.2        
   Loans  Euro millions 2019
-11.8    15.2       
   Equity and investment fund shares
   
Insurance, pensions and standardised guarantee
   schemes
 Euro millions
 Euro millions
2019
2019
21.6   
0.0   
55.3   
0.0   
   
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2019
0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts receivables  Euro millions 2019
39.9    249.0       
 Net incurrence of liabilites  Euro millions 2019
121.8    87.3       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2019
102.6    99.6       
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2019
-75.7    -169.8         
   Loans  Euro millions 2019
37.7    22.3       
   Equity and investment fund shares
   Insurance, pensions and standardised guarantee
   schemes
 Euro millions
 Euro million
2019
2019
0.0   
0.0   
0.0   
0.0    
   
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2019
0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts payables  Euro millions 2019
57.3    135.2       
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant  Euro millions 2019
2.5    32.0       
             
 Central Government Operations1            26/06/2020​​​​​​
 Revenue Euro millions Jun/20
287.7    321.0     
 Expenditure Euro millions Jun/20 509.9    387.2       
 Cash surplus (+) / deficit (-) Euro millions Jun/20
-222.2    -66.3       
 Net acquisition of financial assets, excluding cash Euro millions Jun/20
-0.1    0.0       
 Net incurrence of liabilities Euro millions Jun/20
-43.8    300.0       
 Net cash inflow, financing activities Euro millions Jun/20​
-43.7    300.0       
 Net change in the stock of cash Euro millions Jun/20​
-265.9    233.7     
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant Euro millions Jun/20
0.0    0.0       
             
 Central Government Debt2         End of period position 01/07/2020​​​
 Total Gross Central Government Debt Euro millions Q1/20 5,924.1    5,696.8       
   Currency and Deposits Euro millions Q1/20
378.6    379.0       
   Debt securities Euro millions Q1/20
5,135.4    4,915.4       
      Short-term Euro millions Q1/20
427.0    300.0       
      Long-term Euro millions Q1/20
4,708.4    4,615.4       
   Loans Euro millions Q1/20
410.2    402.3       
      Short-term Euro millions Q1/20
25.1    25.1       
      Long-term Euro millions Q1/20
385.1    377.2       
 Guaranteed debt Euro millions Q1/20
1,010.6    990.3       
 FINANCIAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous Time Series
description latest data data period data
 Analytical accounts of the banking sector       Banking Sector 
 Contribution to Euro-area M3            
 Narrow money (or M1) Euro millions Jun/20
18,063.8    17,924.2   
   
 Intermediate Money (or M2) Euro millions Jun/20
21,984.7 ​  
21,781.8   
   
 Broad Money (or M3) Euro millions Jun/20
22,008.9   
21,817.9   
   
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions Jun/20
20,034.6    19,962.9   
   
    Residents of Malta Euro millions Jun/20
15,347.7    15,246.0   
   
      General government Euro millions Jun/20
3,883.2    3,869.1   
   
      Other Euro millions Jun/20
11,464.4    11,376.9   
   
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions Jun/20​
4,686.9    4,716.8   
   
      General government Euro millions Jun/20 1,796.1    1,770.1   
   
      Other Euro millions Jun/20
2,890.8   
2,946.7   
   
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions Jun/20​
5,106.7   
5,344.7   
   
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions Jun/20
3,132.4   
3,489.6​   
   
 
 Analytical accounts of the central bank      
   Central Bank
 Currency Issued Euro millions Jun/20
1,405.9    1,395.0       
 Deposit Liabilities Euro millions Jun/20
213.5    219.7       
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions Jun/20
1,653.3    1,698.4       
    Residents of Malta Euro millions Jun/20
1,343.5    1,359.1       
      General government Euro millions Jun/20
1,334.0    1,350.1       
      Other Euro millions Jun/20
9.5    9.0       
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions Jun/20
309.8    339.3       
      General government Euro millions Jun/20
294.2    323.7       
      Other Euro millions Jun/20
15.6    15.6   
   
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions Jun/20
1,650.0    1,646.9   
 
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions Jun/20
1,683.6    1,730.6   
   
 
 Interest Rates            Interest Rates
 Weighted average lending rate   Jun​/20 3.40    3.39       
 Weighted average deposit rate   Jun/20 0.25    0.25       
 Treasury Bill 3-months  rate http://www.centralbankmalta.org/treasury-bills
 Government securities (ISMA yields) http://www.centralbankmalta.org/malta-government-stocks
 Main refinancing operations of the ECB http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html
 
Financial Soundness Indicators
 Stock Market: Share Price Index http://www.borzamalta.com.mt/
 EXTERNAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 Balance of Payments         102/2020  22/06/2020​​​​​​​
 Current account Euro millions Q1/20 200.0    345.3       
   Exports of goods and services Euro millions Q1/20 4,249.8    4,748.2      
   Imports of goods and services Euro millions Q1/20 3,699.7    4,023.5       
   Net primary income Euro millions Q1/20 -317.0    -340.7       
   Net secondary income Euro millions Q1/20 -38.1    -38.7       
 Capital account3 Euro millions Q1/20 22.5    12.2       
 Financial account3 Euro millions Q1/20 10.9    -186.0       
 Direct investment assets3 Euro millions Q1/20 -1,422.0    -1,392.5       
 Direct investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q1/20 986.2    1,043.2       
 Portfolio investment assets3 Euro millions Q1/20 581.6    1,216.6       
 Portfolio investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q1/20 55.3    165.6       
 Net financial derivatives3 Euro millions Q1/20 -48.0    -125.9       
 Other investment assets3 Euro millions Q1/20 1,959.2    159.4       
 Other investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q1/20 -19.4    -1,165.4       
 Reserve assets3 Euro millions Q1/20 -37.7    -0.3       
  Net errors and omissions Euro millions Q1/20 -211.7    -543.5       
 
 International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)         Official Reserves
 Foreign currency reserves Euro millions Jul/20 544.5    584.4   ​
   
 IMF reserve position Euro millions Jul/20
48.4    49.9       
 SDRs Euro millions Jul/20
104.3    107.4       
 Gold Euro millions Jul/20​
24.5    23.2       
 Other reserve assets Euro millions Jul/20
20.5    7.6       
 
 Data Template on International Reserves and
 Foreign Currency Liquidity
Euro millions Jun/20
772.58    763.52    Reserves Template
 
 Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)         113/2020  10/07/2020​​​​​​​​​​​
 Trade balance Euro millions May/20 -142.9    -291.5    Cut-off date 03/07/2020
 Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.) Euro millions May/20
218.4    158.7    Data for the previous month are as on cut-off date.
 Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.) Euro millions May/20
361.3    450.2     
 
 International investment position         102/2020​ 22/06/2020​​​​​
   International Investment Position, net Euro millions Q1/20 8,580.3    8,263.7    Previous period refers to Q4/2019
 Assets Euro millions Q1/20
257,599.5    255,186.0   
   Direct investment Euro millions Q1/20 73,556.9    73,584.8       
   Portfolio investment Euro millions Q1/20 121,069.9    120,612.3       
     Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q1/20 107,962.0    106,184.2       
     Debt securities Euro millions Q1/20 13,107.9    14,428.2       
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q1/20 1,498.9    1,396.7       
     Other investment Euro millions Q1/20 60,725.7    58,757.9       
     Reserve assets Euro millions Q1/20 748.2    834.2       
 Liabilities Euro millions Q1/20 249,019.1    246,922.3       
     Direct investment Euro millions Q1/20 204,094.9   ​
202,188.5   
   
     Portfolio investment Euro millions Q1/20 4,377.4    4,397.1   
   
      Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q1/20 3,508.2    3,497.6   
   
      Debt securities Euro millions Q1/20 869.2    899.5   
   
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q1/20 1,034.2    886.9   
   
   Other investment Euro millions Q1/20 39,512.5    39,449.7   
   
 
 External Debt Euro millions Q1/20 93,407.0    92,549.5    Central Bank of Malta
end of period position
 
 Exchange Rates http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exchange/eurofxref/html/index.en.html
 
 Population Persons 2019 514,564    493,559     10/07/2020​
1 Comprises the operation of the consolidated and the sinking fund
2 Derived from the NSO News Release 'Quarterly Accounts for General Government'
3 Increases in assets and liabilities are shown as positive, while decreases are shown as negative
4 Financial derivatives (other than reserves) and employee stock options
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